Instructional Design Services

The STaR Office provides instructional design and course development assistance for all instructors using online learning technologies. Instructors are welcome to seek assistance at any time by calling, emailing or stopping by our office. We also provide a full-blown course development process and quality assurance resources. Please review the options below and contact our office should you have any questions.

help Assistance as needed – Contact our office at any time for instructional design questions or to obtain related training.
course design STaR Course Development Program – Instructors can sign-up to develop a course through our course development program. This program includes working closely with our instructional design team to develop a course based on best practices and internationally recognized course design standards. The program covers approximately 10 weeks and includes one-on-one meetings with an instructional designer and production assistance from a digital media specialist. While any instructor is eligible to go through the course development program, if funding is desired an application must be submitted.  Submit an application.
Quality Matters Quality Matters Course Reviews – Instructors can seek QM recognition for any course and receive a monetary stipend if funding is available. We encourage anyone interested in QM recognition to contact our QM Coordinator, Sharonda Lipscomb, ( to discuss this option further. Learn more about QM at UA Little Rock.

Online Course Design | Quality Assurance Standards – Submit a self-review.